Now that Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company have resolved their legal dispute over the remake of Alex ProyasThe Crow, it looks like the companies aren’t wasting any time getting the ball rolling. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s resolution  announcement comes news that F. Javier Gutiérrez has been tapped to helm the project, while Jesse Wigutow is on the verge of closing a deal to write the script. More details after the jump.

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The remake of Alex ProyasThe Crow has suffered numerous stops and starts since it was first announced a few years back, to the relief of fans uninterested in seeing a “gritty reboot” of the 1994 goth classic. However, it now appears that at least one of the roadblocks standing in its way has ceased to be, and that work on the film will resume in earnest.

Last year, The Weinstein Co. filed a lawsuit against Relativity, claiming that the latter had breached a contract giving TWC global rights to distribute the picture. But the two companies have now settled the lawsuit out court, and will reportedly “continue to work on the film together as planned.” Hooray. More details after the jump.

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The new version of The Crow may be stalled out, but you can now get a look at what could have been. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was the most recent in a line of possible directors to reboot James O’Barr‘s story The Crow, and he was going to make the film with Bradley Cooper starring as slain rocker and boyfriend Eric Draven, who is supernaturally brought back to some sort of life to exact revenge on the criminals who killed him and his girlfriend.

Bradley Cooper moved away from the film late this summer, and last month Juan Carlos Fresnadillo also walked, leaving The Crow grounded. But we can see what Bradley Cooper may have looked like in the role via concept art, below. Read More »

The reboot of The Crow that has been trying to get under way for over a year may have hit another roadblock. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later), the director who was signed to helm the film in April, has left the project. Read More »

When news broke earlier this year that Bradley Cooper would be playing Brandon Lee‘s role in a remake of 1994′s The Crow, most of your reactions ranged between irritation and outrage — that is to say, they were generally negative. Well, now I ask you: Is Mark Wahlberg better? How about Channing Tatum?

A new report suggests that Wahlberg and Tatum are among the possibilities to replace Cooper, who has since dropped out of the project due to a scheduling conflict with David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) is still set to direct. More details after the jump.

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Alex Tse Rewriting ‘The Crow’

Courts recently decided that Relativity Media has the Crow remake production rights that the company had claimed, much to the consternation of The Weinstein Company, which was trying to claim ownership of worldwide ownership of The Crow.

So the remake that has Bradley Cooper attached to star and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) set to direct is now moving forward. Once upon a time, when Stephen Norrington was going to direct, the script in play was by Nick Cave — a seriously tantalizing prospect. Now Alex Tse, who co-wrote Watchmen for Zack Snyder, will write a new version. Read More »

Will A Lawsuit Kill ‘The Crow’?

A battle is brewing over The Crow. Producer Edward R. Pressman has been working for over a year to assemble a new Crow film with Relativity Media. Of late, Bradley Cooper has been in early talks to star with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo directing.

But Harvey Weinstein has entered the picture, claiming that he has a contract “signed by everybody” that gives The Weinsteins worldwide distribution rights for The Crow. TWC has filed a lawsuit against Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media to stop any attempt to see distribution rights to other parties. What effect will this have on the film? Read More »

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